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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
by Edward Abbey
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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Braiding Sweetgrass
Braiding Sweetgrass
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal... (read more)

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Coming Into the Country
Coming Into the Country
by John McPhee
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When Richard Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971, eighty million acres were flagged as possible national park land. Field expeditions were tasked with recording what was contained in these vast acres. Under this decree, five men... (read more)

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The Last American Man
The Last American Man
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert first met Eustace Conway in New York City, on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. He'd traveled from North Carolina, dressed in handmade buckskin clothing and "carrying an impressive knife on his belt." Gilbert, a regular... (read more)

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Teaching a Stone To Talk
Teaching a Stone To Talk
by Annie Dillard
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Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and Teaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novels The Living and The Maytrees.... (read more)

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Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Kathleen Dean Moore
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In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to... (read more)

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Her personal... (read more)

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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
by Henry Beston
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“A colorful and ever-changing chronicle of movement that approaches the magnificent.” —Boston Transcript “Clear and full of life.” —The Nation... (read more)

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The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion
The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion
by Robert Michael Pyle
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The Tangled Bank is a collection of writings by local naturalist Robert Michael Pyle from the respected social and environmental magazine Orion. Far-reaching in subject matter, from conservation to beer to banana slugs, The Tangled Bank breathes... (read more)

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Cairns: Messengers in Stone
Cairns: Messengers in Stone
by David Williams
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From meadow trails to airy mountaintops and wide open desert, cairns those seemingly random stacks of rock are surprisingly rich in stories and meaning. For thousands of years cairns have been used by people to connect to the landscape and communicate... (read more)

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National Geographic Field Guide To the Birds of North America (6TH 11 Edition)
National Geographic Field Guide To the Birds of North America (6TH 11 Edition)
by Jon L. Dunn
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A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
by Aldo Leopold
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Last Chance to See
Last Chance to See
by Douglas Adams
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A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
by Diane Ackerman
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The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
by J A Baker
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The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and... (read more)

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About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory
About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory
by Barry Lopez
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Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
by Terry Tempest Williams
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“Lush elegies to the wilderness. . . . Earthy, spiritual, evocative.” -The Boston Globe “Erotic, scientific, literary. . . . Her intimacy with this landscape is complex and passionate.” -Los Angeles Times Book Review “Her... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
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Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (read more)

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Walden (Concord Library)
Walden (Concord Library)
by Henry David Thoreau
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